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GRS growth story continues with latest top track 250 ranking

04 October 2019

GRS has been ranked at number 65 in the 2019 Sunday Times Top Track 250 league table, jumping up 54 places from last year.

That means GRS is again one of the league table’s highest climbers across all sectors, and the only materials supplier to feature in the top 100.

Published each October, the table lists Britain’s fastest growing private mid-market firms. GRS has featured in the table four years running, In 2018 GRS ranked at number 119, up from 145 in the previous year. The firm and made its 2016 debut in at number 205.

Supplying major infrastructure projects, geographical expansion and a number of key acquisitions are all factors in the GRS growth story so far.

In recent years GRS has successfully increased its involvement in major UK construction schemes and has expanded in all directions from its Midlands base. At the start of 2017, GRS acquired Cornish materials business Maen Karne, as well as buying bagging plants in Staffordshire and Devon from Aggregate Industries. Further expansion came with the acquisition of renowned South East construction services company S Walsh & Sons in 2018.

Now in its 13th year, The Sunday Times Grant Thornton Top Track 250 league table is compiled by Fast Track and published in The Sunday Times each October.

Criteria to be included in the table are companies growing year-on-year by 10% or more for companies with the lowest sales; this proportion of growth is graduated to 5% for the firms with the highest sales. Total sales must be between £110 million and £650 million and are taken from the latest accounts, excluding shares from joint ventures and associate companies. Eligible companies have a workforce of between 50 and 5,000 employees.